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David Ballew

 (born 1955)
David Ballew is active/lives in New Mexico, Connecticut.  David Ballew is known for plein-air southwestern landscape painting.

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Biography   David Ballew

Fifty million years ago an iridescent-winged dragonfly alighted, for the final time in its short life, on a mud flat beside a prehistoric stream.  The mud hardened to stone and one wing remained there, over the eons.  The fossil ended up on David Ballew's living room table, the ancient insect's wing pattern still visible.  More recently, Ballew was walking through the aspens above Santa Fe when the quality of light through the shimmering leaves made him stop short.  While the moment of exquisite beauty was fresh, he opened his easel and began to paint.

The artist, who has loved rocks and drawing all his life, sees a link between the two events. "What's fascinating is that these are things that usual   ...  Displaying 750 of 4500 characters.

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